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Open Education

Open education is a philosophy about the way people should produce, share, and build on knowledge. Proponents of open education believe everyone in the world should have access to high-quality educational experiences and resources, and they work to eliminate barriers to this goal.

At KPU, open education is supported through the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open textbooks and other open educational resources (OER) as part of our Zed Cred initiative, support for open pedagogy, and the use of open-source educational technology.


Did you know that KPU offers over 200 courses that have zero textbook costs? Thanks to our Zed Cred initiative, you can now complete a program and earn a credential without spending money on expensive textbooks.

Search the Academic Timetable for course sections with zero textbook costs or browse the course sections listed below.

Faculty and Staff

Learn about about open textbooks and other OEROER grants, and open pedagogy.

Keep abreast of upcoming events, new resources, and funding opportunities by joining the Open KPU listserv.

Interested in finding, adopting, adapting, or even creating OER? Email us at to request support.

Celebrating Open Access Week 2018